Great Quentin Blake line drawing cover of Brideshead.
This makes me incredibly happy.
Progressing with my Tudor banquet scene. Poor Anne Boleyn is still unpainted, feeling very left out!
I am inordinately fond of my dear Bard with his flowing locks, I’m not sure he’s getting very far with his serenading…
(better pictures when I’ve scanned them properly, and not taken pics on my phone!)
Henry. That wine is going to end up on your face.
I love these so much, Natalie. =)
rnock said: whats your thoughts of goldfish/other small fish in fish tanks? are they a good "first pet" or do you think they should be in their natural habitats
well some fish that are kept as pets are domesticated and no longer fit for the wild. i see no problem with having a pet betta or goldfish as long as they are given adequate space and their requirements are being met fully.
Goldfish should never be put alongside “other small fish”, because they are NOT small fish. They can grow to over a foot long and live to twenty years when their needs are properly met. When their needs aren’t properly met - i.e., in a small tank - they become sickly, stunted, and suffer. Common/”feeder” goldfish, while cheap, are hardy sweet things that would be better off in a nice big pond than a tank. Fancies need a BIG tank.
A single Betta, meanwhile, are usually happy little wigglebutts in a 20litre/5gal, heated, cycled aquarium.
^ Fancy goldfish and betta are also reasonably domesticated, or at least have been selectively bred long enough, introducing them to their “natural wild habitat” would be a disaster. Betta Splendens have been hybridised with other Betta species to get the fish you see in the aquarium trade. Fancy goldfish have a whole lot of disadvantages (slower swimmers, more vulnerable eyes in the case of telescopes) compared to their hardier ancestors so they’d be outcompeted.
Cetaceans and larger shark species are a whole lot, well, larger, and we haven’t been selectively breeding them. (I don’t think we SHOULD be selectively breeding them! There’s a certain inevitability with some existing domesticated/selectively bred species. Including cattle, dog breeds, etc.)
A friend requested I make this, and so here it is, and I offer it to anyone who needs it, with all the authority vested in me by whoever vests these things. Print it out if you need to.
The best art advice ever given to me—ever, ever—was “Don’t be afraid to make bad art.”
You will make a whole lot of crap in your time. Some will be truly awful and some will be merely mediocre. And that is totally normal and totally fine and for the love of little green apples, just keep going, because that’s the only way I know to get to the good stuff eventually.
(I normally feel horribly egotistical mentioning my awards, but I think this counts as using that power for good.)
:’D i feel better now
WE HAD THIS FAILING EXERCISE AT SCHOOL - after you don’t succeed very well with arting, make your most successful pose and with your most successful voice say “I FAILED” \ o /
MOOMIN CALENDAR 2015!! HIRING ARTISTS (kind of)
it’s very out of the blue but i want to make a Moomin themed calendar as some sort of small side proyect since the idea seems cute to me, and i would like to include other people’s art to make it even better.
that’s all i want. to make a cute calendar. it will later be available for digital download (and maybe i’ll find a way to make physical copies who knows!) yet there’s not gonna be any money involved (unless the physical copies get done), it’s just a ‘have fun and get your cool art on a silly calendar’ proyect.
if you’re interested message me at email@example.com, if we’re mutuals just tell me if you want to jump in and i’ll give you a spot asap. :3
*if i get enough people i might turn it into a zine*
THE DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 1st.
Ohhhh gosh, WANT
Oh my oh my!
I love this girl so much my heart could burst! Gonna mis her when I’m back at Uni.
And something that went a bit further. Messing around/playing with my coloured pencils is really soothing.
This. So much beauty, such a glorious, happy picture.
Thank you Jessie. Iwanttodrawmorefloatygirls!
Not the best photo, but Mamma Amano held still for a photoshoot in the Java Fern.
Armano are almost impossible to capture. God bless them all.
Bless them all indeed. <3
I think mine are little posers, in that case. I get quite a few nice shots (i.e., in focus) of them!
/Although anything is easier to photograph than Endlers/wild guppies, I think!